Hey, I live in Virginia Beach and so far, it seems that a couple of the Asian markets here don't carry matcha powder. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matcha ) I've visited that new international market near Wal-Mart in the Salem area, Four Seasons off of Virginia Beach Blvd. near town center, and Fortune off of Holland Rd. They all carry regular green tea, just not matcha green tea.
Starbucks carries a latte and Cafe Fresh has a matcha shake, but I wanted to obtain the powder so I could make my own drinks and test out some recipes for matcha cookies/muffins. If you folks know where I can buy it locally, please let me know, before I have to resort to (SIGH), online ordering.